The Alexander Sannikov high-tech icebreaker
The Alexander Sannikov will be equipped with the latest dynamic positioning and integrated control systems. The vessel has an endurance of 30 days’ independent operation in extreme temperatures, as low as -50 degrees. On-board computers will ensure the uninterrupted regulation of essential services and living conditions, activate generators, synchronise equipment, manage emergency response, and control the temperature as well as all technological processes on deck. Digitalised controls have enhanced the efficiency of crew operations — fulfilling similar functions on other icebreakers requires twice as many team members.